Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 28

Shawkat Toorawa's Dr T Project

Wednesday, September 21 and most Wednesdays following
Tea, Shortbread, and Three Things Worth Knowing
in Thirty Minutes most Wednesdays at the Whitney
(Yale College Dean’s Office and Whitney Humanities Center)

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Poster
 

4:30pm, Room 208

Wednesday, September 28

Moloch (Russia, 1999) 108 min.

Russian Film Series
Director Aleksandr Sokurov
(Russian Studies Program of the European Studies Council, with a Carnegie Foundation grant; Film and Media Studies; Film Study Center; Slavic Film Colloquium; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, September 30

Solaris (Soviet Union, 1972) 167 min.

Spirituality and Science Fiction Film Series
Director Andrei Tarkovsky
(Religion and Film Series, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Religious Studies, American Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Saturday, October 01

Red Desert (Italy, 1964) 117 min. 35mm.

Director Michelangelo Antonioni
(Yale Film Society and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

Trailer

7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, October 03

Gallery at the Whitney Opening Reception

Thomas Allen Harris’ Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: Turning Strangers into Family
(Whitney Humanities Center)

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5:00pm, Room 108

Tuesday, October 04

Evolutionary Aspects of Female Orgasm

Mihaela Pavličev, University of Cincinnati and Gunter Wagner, Yale University
Response by Elisabeth Lloyd, Indiana University
(Franke Program in Science and the Humanities)

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Poster
 

5:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, October 06

The Birth of a Nation (USA, 2016) 110 min.

Director Nate Parker
(Film and Media Studies, Film Study Center, Yale Film Society, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, October 07

To Be a Man (USA, 1966) 60 min. 16mm, newly restored Yale Film Archive print

Welcome to Yale in 1966
50th Anniversary Screening
Director Murray Lerner
Followed by a Q&A with the director
(Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Saturday, October 08

Inherit the Wind (USA, 1960) 128 min.

Yale Peabody Museum at 150 Film Series
Director Stanley Kramer
(Yale Peabody Museum, Yale Film Study Center, Treasures from the Yale Film Archive, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)
 

7:00pm, Auditorium

Sunday, October 09

School of Babel (La cour de Babel) [France, 2013] 94 min.

The Migrant Crisis in Europe: a two-part film series
Director Julie Bertuccelli
Introduced by Alice Kaplan and followed with remarks by Morgane Cadieu
(Department of French; Film and Media Studies; European Studies Council of the MacMillan Center with special thanks to curator Nora Philippe and Shanny Peer, director of the Columbia University Maison Française; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, October 10

Le Havre (France, 2011) 93 min.

The Migrant Crisis in Europe: a two-part film series
Director Aki Kaurismäki
Introduced by Morgane Cadieu and followed with remarks by Seyla Benhabib and Dudley Andrew
(Department of French; Film and Media Studies; European Studies Council of the MacMillan Center with special thanks to curator Nora Philippe and Shanny Peer, director of the Columbia University Maison Française; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, October 12

Taurus (Russia, 2001) 94 min.

Russian Film Series
Director Aleksandr Sokurov
(Russian Studies Program of the European Studies Council, with a Carnegie Foundation grant; Film and Media Studies; Film Study Center; Slavic Film Colloquium; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, October 13

Franke Lectures

Ed Pavlić, University of Georgia

The Whole Body of the Sound: Listening to Jimmy Baldwin Listen

James Baldwin’s American Scene
Ed Pavlić‡, University of Georgia

Press Release
Poster

5:30pm, Room 208

Thursday, October 13 to Saturday, October 15

Medea by Euripides (Alistair Elliot trans.)

A Senior Project in Theater Studies for Anya Markowitz
(Theater Studies and Whitney Humanities Center)
8 pm, Whitney (Black Box) Theater
Saturday performances at 2 and 8 pm
For tickets and information, visit Medea’s
Yale Drama Coalition Page http://yaledramacoalition.org/medea

8:00pm, Whitney (Black Box) Theater

Friday, October 14

The Constitutional Construction of Commerce in the Interbellum United States

CHESS Workshop
Alison LaCroix, University of Chicago Law School
(MacMillan Center and Whitney Humanities Center)

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12:30pm, Room 208

Saturday, October 15

To Meet the Buddhas Face to Face: Ritual Penance, Samādhi, and Self-Cultivation in Early Tiantai

A master-class workshop led by Professor Daniel Stevenson (University of Kansas)
reading medieval Chinese Tiantai ritual texts; open to all, but reading ability in classical Chinese is required
(Religious Studies and Whitney Humanities Center)

8:30am, Room 208

Tuesday, October 18

Franke Lectures

Rich Blint, Pratt Institute

The Devil Finds Work: James Baldwin on American Cinema

James Baldwin’s American Scene
Rich Blint, Pratt Institute

Press Release
Poster

5:30pm, Auditorium

Tuesday, October 18

Tyrus (US, 2015) 77 min.

Director Pamela Tom
Screening followed by a conversation between the director and Professor Aaron Gerow
(Center for East Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:30pm, Auditorium

Thursday, October 20

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (UK, 1943) 163 min. 35mm.

Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Introduced by David Bromwich
(Department of English, Film and Media Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

6:00pm, Auditorium

Tuesday, October 25

Franke Lectures

Magda Zaborowska, University of Michigan

Erasure, Overlay, Manipulation: James Baldwin’s Queer Dwellings

James Baldwin’s American Scene
Magda Zaborowska, University of Michigan

Press Release
Poster

5:30pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, October 26

Trumping Reality: Popular Religion in American Democracy

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Kathryn Lofton, Yale University
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

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4:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, October 27 to Friday, October 28

Films with Nakadai Tatsuya

Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28
(Council for East Asian Studies and Films at the Whitney)
 

7:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, October 28

Reducing Access to Guns by Violent Offenders

CHESS Workshop

Phil Cook, Duke University
(MacMillan Center and Whitney Humanities Center)

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12:30pm, Room 208

Wednesday, November 02

The Third Man (USA, 1949) 93 min. 35mm print courtesy of Yale Film Study Center

Director Carol Reed
Introduced by David Bromwich
(Department of English, Film and Media Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

6:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, November 03

The Devil as a Legal Actor in the Middle Ages

Yale Lecture in Medieval Studies
Karl Shoemaker, University of Wisconsin Madison
(Program in Medieval Studies, Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, Trumbull Lectureship, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale Divinity School, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Department of History, Department of English, Department of German, European Studies Council, MacMillan Center, YISAP, Council on Middle East Studies, Program in Renaissance Studies, and Whitney Humanities Center)

5:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, November 03

Advantageous (USA, 2015) 90 min.

Spirituality and Science Fiction Film Series
Director Jennifer Phang
(Religion and Film Series, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Religious Studies, American Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, November 10

Christopher Strong (USA, 1933) 78 min. 16mm, print courtesy of the Film Study Center Archive

Start Your Engines! Transportation on Film
Director Dorothy Arzner
(Yale Film Colloquium sponsored by Yale Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; Dean’s Fund for Student Colloquia; Film and Media Studies; History of Art; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, November 10 to Saturday, November 12

F*cking Decent

F*cking Decent, adapted from World Without End by Holly Hughes, Some Golden States, by Tim Miller, and Blessed Are All the Little Fishes, by John Fleck
A Senior Project in Theater Studies for Eliana Kwartler
(Theater Studies and Whitney Humanities Center)
For tickets and information, visit F*cking Decent’s
Yale Drama Coalition Page http://yaledramacoalition.org/NEA4

8:00pm, Whitney (Black Box) Theater

Saturday, November 12

Gojira - Godzilla, the original (Japan, 1954) 96 min.

Yale Peabody Museum at 150 Film Series
Director Ishiro Honda
(Yale Peabody Museum, Yale Film Study Center, Treasures from the Yale Film Archive, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Saturday, November 12

F*cking Decent

Adapted by Eliana Kwartler from “World Without End,” by Holly Hughes, “Some Golden States,” by Tim Miller, and “Blessed Are All the Little Fishes”, by John Fleck. A Senior Project in Theater Studies for Eliana Kwartler.

8:00pm, Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53), Whitney Humanities Center Theater

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